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February Hubbub - 2016


The next Hubbub will take place at The Harrison on February 29th and we are looking for readers to join Paul McVeigh in an evening of literary fun.

 

Born in Belfast, Paul McVeigh began his writing career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in London’s West End. His short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies, read on BBC Radio 5 and commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He is Director of London Short Story Festival and Associate Director at Word Factory, London’s short story salon. The Good Son is his first novel. Paul’s blog for writers which posts on submission opportunities for journals and competitions gets 40,000 hits a month internationally. Find out more at Paul's Website.

 

Toby Litt is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Birkbeck College, London. He has published three collections of stories and eight novels and also writes the comic Dead Boy Detectives. Photo: Katie Cooke

 

If you would like to read at Hubbub, please send your work to hubbub@writershub.co.uk and make sure to check the guidelines below. 

 

Submissions Deadline: Friday 22 January 2016

 

Who can submit?

Please note that only students from Birkbeck’s creative writing courses, past and present, can submit work to Hubbub. If this means you are not eligible, we hope you will still join us as a member of the audience.

 

Submissions policy

  • Any Birkbeck creative writing student, both current and previous, BA, MA or Certificate, can submit work for consideration.
  • There is no restriction on the type of work. You can submit a complete short story or an extract, a novel extract, poetry, life writing, adapted screenplay etc.
  • Submissions should be unpublished. However, previously published work will be considered in some circumstances.
  • Length: 
    Prose: up to 1500 words 
    Poetry: up to 150 lines
  • The Hubbub team will decide which submissions to select and the running order of the night.
  • No editorial input will be provided. Work will be selected as it stands.
  • No significant changes can be made once the work has been selected.
  • You should submit only one piece of work per event (or a selection of poems up to 150 lines). However, you can submit to as many Hubbub events as you wish, whether or not your previous submissions have been selected.
  • Please make sure you are happy with your work before you submit it. The team reserves the right not to accept an updated, replacement version, even if it arrives before the deadline.
  • Submissions should be sent as an attachment to hubbub@writershub.co.uk.
  • You will be advised whether your submission has been selected at least one week before the event.

Selected work

Selected work will be read at the next event.

If your work is selected, you will be asked to provide a brief (+- 50 words) biography written in the 3rd person, and a photo, to include on a handout and publish on the website. Subject to the author's permission, a podcast of the reading may be made available on the website. Copyright remains with the individual author.

 


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